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Apply to the 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

August 11, 2020

Applications are open now for 2021-2022 Fellowship.  I

Einstein Fellows gain knowledge, resources, and broader perspectives on national educational issues that can then be brought back to the classroom or to leadership positions in their districts or elsewhere. Einstein Fellows bring their expertise, practical insights, and real-world experience as classroom teachers to Congress and to appropriate branches of federal government in an effort to contribute to the educational outcomes of research, award, and instructional programs at the sponsoring agencies.

The Einstein Fellowship program is administered by DOE–Office of Science and coordinated by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  Current sponsoring agencies include: the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Library of Congress (LOC), the US Geological Society (USGS), the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The DOE also sponsors up to five placements in congressional offices.

Professional development opportunities for Einstein Fellows include chances to attend hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill and to attend and participate in panel discussions held at national organizations such as the NASA Goddard Flight Center. ORISE also arranges a number of other activities, including visits to resources such as the Smithsonian Institution, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Library of Congress (LOC).

Some outstanding contributions of current and past Einstein Fellows include:

  • Designing new elements of national STEM education programs.
  • Implementing major components of national STEM education programs;
  • Initiating collaborations and partnerships among Federal agencies;
  • Drafting legislation and advising on policies that seek to improve K-12 education in the United States;
  • Creating web-based science education tools; and
  • Establishing and evaluating national and regional programs centered on school reform and teacher preparation in STEM.

We look forward to receiving your application for the 2021-2022 Fellowship year. In the meantime, imagine yourself here.